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Titre :  From the fragmentation of work spaces to the design of a space-place of work: how to make the whole work experience visible?
Numéro :  75
Année :  2022
Volume :  XXVIII
Auteur(s) :  Anne-Sophie VOLZ-TOLLET
Résumé :  The atomisation of work spaces into different locations thwarts the continuity of activity and causes a despatialization of work relationships. A thick veil surrounds what takes place inside these differentiated spaces and prevents the organisation of fluid work. How, under these conditions, can the spatialization of work be redesigned in order to recreate organized collective action? To answer this question, we suggest the creation of a space-place capable of making visible the global experience of work. Philosophers, geographers, psychologists and managers have been studying the notions of space and place for several decades, trying to draw their contours. Space as a concept of infinity, freedom, openness; place, a space delimited by a function, intimate and secure. In order to create a space-place of work, we develop in this article the three indispensable principles of visibility that would allow fragmented spaces to have a tangible existence: visibility of the individual experience of spaces by highlighting gestures, emotions, impressions and material atmospheres; visibility of the discourses attached to these spaces by revealing the plurality of points of view, the symbolic representations and the underlying debates and compromises; visibility of the power relations attached to these spaces, reflections of the rules, hierarchical positions and functioning of the working teams. Finally, we encourage to rethink the organisation of work in all its spatiality in order to reinforce the interdependencies of the different work spaces.
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Type :  Research paper
Keywords :  space, place, work, experience, visibility
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